An innovative geo-engineering project is underway at a Peruvian mountain to restore a lifeline for the local community.

The World Bank has awarded a $200,000 grant to a unique geo-engineering project: white-washing a mountain in Peru to recuperate its glacier. The idea is the brainchild of Peruvian inventor, Eduardo Gold who says when sunlight is reflected off a white surface, solar energy passes back through the atmosphere and out into space, rather than warming the Earth. This would bring about a cooling of the peak's surface, which in turn would create a cold micro-climate around the peak, resulting in formation of glacial ice.

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